IBM Spectrum Scale Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of IBM Spectrum Scale competitors and alternatives
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Simplified datacenter failover in the VMware environment is the most valuable feature of this product. Previously, when using SRM (VMware Site Recovery Manager) we’d have to configure VMware objects (VMs) for failover. With vSAN, all objects... more»

How has it helped my organization?

vSAN significantly reduced the complexity of our data center failover along with the data center design requirements.

What needs improvement?

vSAN health reporting needs some work. There were a few instances where the vSAN would report health issues with disks, even though it was functioning correctly. I believe VMware stated this would be corrected in future versions. We also had... more»
Nutanix
User
IT Architect, Senior at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 21 2018

What is most valuable?

Prism Central allows managing the cluster from a single pane of glass, and it allows a deeper dive into the solution.

How has it helped my organization?

Our current production solution is complicated and requires many different management consoles to configure and monitor the solution. Inevitably, something gets missed and requires us troubleshoot resources. The Nutanix PoC appears to... more»

What needs improvement?

Coming from a XenServer environment, I would like better integration of XenServer into the AOS and Prism Central.
Dell EMC
User
Infrastructure Services System Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Automatic rebalancing is the feature saving administration time, and also auto rebuilding. Enterprise storage IOPS limiting is also good.

How has it helped my organization?

The idea was born from pre-sales requests for storage resources. The primary goal was to have a storage solution where you do not have to invest a large amount of money just to start, and have idle resources, yet have a locally supported... more»

What needs improvement?

* Ecosystem around the product: There is no built-in system for viewing history data, such as volume IOPS. We have to provide graphing by Prometheus and Grafana, which would be a good new feature in ScaleIO. * The next good new feature would... more»

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